Mid-September Announcements

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!
Here are some announcements for mid-September. They include various employment and scholarly opportunities. My thanks again to Nancy Whittier for an excellent year as chair, for the fine sessions in New York, and for making this transition so smooth!
All the best,
Edwin

1. Job at Boston College—Sarah Babb.
2. Jobs at Hunter College—Thomas DeGloma.
3. Job at the University of New Mexico—Sharon Nepstad, Wayne Santoro.
4. International Network of Scholar Activists—Jackie Smith.
5. Book Announcement—Patricia Richards.
6. Book Announcement—Walter Nicholls.
7. ISA Panel on Media and Social Movements—Takeshi Wada et al.
8. Social Movement Studies Special Issue: New Global Repertoires (see attachment, with corrections)—John Krinsky.
9. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University—Clare Forstie.

1.  Job at Boston College.

 

The Boston College sociology department seeks to hire a quantitative scholar at the Assistant Professor level whose research agenda fits into the social justice theme of our Ph.D. program.  We are particularly interested in hiring a scholar whose work fits into the areas of environment, criminology, and/or medical sociology, but those doing quantitative work in other areas are also welcome to apply. Interested applicants should upload a cover letter that describes research and teaching accomplishments and plans, a current CV, two pieces of recent scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation by September 15th to  https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21846. Review of applications will begin on September 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

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Sarah Babb

Professor and Chair

Department of Sociology

Boston College

617-552-2930

 

2.  Jobs at Hunter College.

FIRST JOB:

The Department of Sociology of Hunter College of the City University of New York seeks to fill an Assistant Professor position beginning in September 2014.  We are located in New York, New York and offer a liberal arts major as well as a master’s program to a large, diverse and vibrant study body. Hunter College is one of the eleven senior colleges of the City University of New York with close to 20,000 students; the Department of Sociology has over 400 majors.

We seek candidates with expertise in culture, law, criminology, social movements, and/or comparative sociology. Preference will be given to those able to and interested in teaching statistics and quantitative methods as well as Introduction to Sociology. Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names, positions and contact information for three current references on-line by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job websitehttp://cuny.edu/employment.html and navigating to Careers at CUNYfirst. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should click on the appropriate link to register. Instructions:http://cuny.edu/employment/cunyfirst/CUNYfirst-application.html.

Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarship interests.

CLOSING DATE:

The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2013. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer

 

SECOND JOB:

The Department of Sociology, Hunter College of the City University of New York, is looking to hire a sociologist at the Assistant Professor level to begin in September 2014. Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. We seek a sociologist with demonstrated expertise in the areas of social policy (including social work), inequality, and stratification and/or education.  Excellence in both research and teaching are needed.  Preference will be given to those able to and interested in teaching statistics and quantitative methods as well as Introduction to Sociology.

We are located in New York, New York and offer a liberal arts major as well as a master’s program in applied social research to a large, diverse and vibrant student body. Hunter College is one of the eleven senior colleges of the City University of New York with close to 20,000 students; the Sociology Department has over 400 majors.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names, positions and contact information for three current references on-line by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job websitehttp://cuny.edu/employment.html and navigating to Careers at CUNYfirst. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should click on the appropriate link to register. Instructions:http://cuny.edu/employment/cunyfirst/CUNYfirst-application.html.

Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests. CLOSING DATE: The committee will begin reviewing applications onNovember 1, 2013. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

Thomas DeGloma

Assistant Professor

Associate Editor, Symbolic Interaction

Department of Sociology

Hunter College, CUNY

695 Park Avenue, 16th Floor Hunter West

New York, NY 10065

 

3.  Job at the University of New Mexico.

The Department of Sociology at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a probationary appointment leading to tenure in sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in quantitative methods. Appointment begins Fall 2014, pending budgetary approval.  The successful candidate will be chosen based on strength of scholarly performance, as outlined in the preferred position qualifications.

The University of New Mexico is the state’s flagship research university and is one of only three Hispanic-serving, Carnegie Research/Doctoral-Extensive institutions in the U.S. The University’s location in Albuquerque, the largest urban area within one of the most diverse states in the nation, offers a wide range of research settings, cultural experiences, and recreational opportunities.

Minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in Sociology, to be awarded by August 1st, 2014.

Preferred qualifications are 1) Evidence of a strong current and future research record in quantitative methods, with an area specialization that contributes to departmental strengths (race and ethnicity; criminology; social movements; comparative; medical sociology); 2) Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in quantitative methods and related sociological fields; 3) Ability to supervise M.A. and Ph.D. students specializing in quantitative research and related sociological fields; and 4) A demonstrated commitment to working with broadly diverse students and communities.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator and we encourage women and minorities to apply. UNM’s confidentiality policy, which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located athttp://www.unm.edu/~ubppm

To apply please go to the University of New Mexico’s online application system at http://www.unm.edu/jobs/ and apply to posting #0821997.   Applicants should pay extra attention to “Special Instructions to Applicants”.  A complete application must consist of the following:

·      A cover letter describing the applicant’s research accomplishments, agenda, and teaching experience;

·      A curriculum vita;

·      Two journal articles or chapter length writing samples (uploaded as one document); and

·      Two letters of recommendation (signed and scanned) that should be sent electronically to Felipe Gonzales, Search Committee Chair, at gonzales@unm.edu

For best consideration, all application materials must be received by September 23th, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact:

Felipe Gonzales, Chair

Quantitative Methods Search Committee

Department of Sociology

University of New Mexico

E-mail:  gonzales@unm.edu

 

 

4. International Network of Scholar Activists.

 

Dear CBSM folks,

I’m contacting to invite you to an emerging initiative of scholar-activists supporting the World Social Forum process. I hope you will join an informational call on Thursday September 19 at 7:00 PM Eastern to learn more about the International Network of Scholar Activists<http://www.inosa.mayfirst.org/> (INoSA) and how you can help support this growing network. (Call in: 641-715-3200 (Enter code: 401123#).

INoSA was first launched following discussions at the World Social Forum in 2005 but has remained mainly an informal network. Our continued work with the social forum process convinces us that we need a much stronger and more vibrant organization of scholar-activists to both address struggles on our campuses and to support the movement building work of the social forums.

INoSA draws from lessons learned through our participation in the US Social Forum to try to model best practices for scholar-activist engagement with social movements. We invite all scholar-activists from all disciplines to participate in this work, and we are deliberate in our goal of maintaining a sustained relationship with social movements/ the World Social Forum process to ensure that our work really supports and advances the movements we want to be part of. While individual scholars may not be able to commit to such a long-term commitment, as a network we can do so.

INoSA is thus designed to be in relationship with the US and World Social Forum process by maintaining a delegate on the US Social Forum’s National Planning Committee and World Social Forum International Council (or whatever forms might someday replace these), and the delegates would facilitate communication, cooperation, and coordination between the USSF/WSF and network of scholar-activists and students. Gina Vargas<http://www.buildingglobaldemocracy.org/content/virginia-vargas>, a longtime feminist activist who has been involved in the WSF International Council will serve as our representative/liaison with the IC. Also, Manesha Desai<http://web2.uconn.edu/wgss/?p=229> will represent INoSA on the U.S. Social Forum’s International Committee. Jackie Smith<http://www.sociology.pitt.edu/faculty/?q=jackie-smith/view> represents INoSA on the USSF National Planning Committee<http://www.ussocialforum.net/npc>. We’ll help keep the network informed and invite members to contribute to particular needs that emerge. (See below for specific ways you can get involved)

For more information or to subscribe to the INoSA (low-volume) email announcement list, contact:

inosa.info@gmail.com<mailto:inosa.info@gmail.com> .

 

We hope you can join the call on September 19! And please share this invitation with your networks!

 

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Here’s how you and others you work with can get involved in INoSA (We NEED YOUR HELP to make this network effective!):

 

*         Join INoSA!<mailto:inosa.info@gmail.com> Individuals and organizations/networks can become members and get updates on INoSA and regular reports developments in the US and World Social Forums;

*         Join an INoSA<mailto:inosa.info@gmail.com> task force: Let us know if you’re interested in being part of task forces that will focus on three main goals of the network: 1) Supporting social movements; 2) Defending the knowledge commons; 3) Resisting capitalism in education/on campuses (e.g. student debt, public funding, labor issues); and 4) Organizational work to coordinate INoSA members

*         Help Lead this work: Volunteer<mailto:inosa.info@gmail.com> to serve on an interim executive committee which will coordinate outreach and develop a plan for democratic elections of new leaders;

 

*         Volunteer<mailto:inosa.info@gmail.com> to provide website assistance and other logistical assistance;

 

*         Join a US Social Forum working group<http://wiki.ussocialforum.net/wiki/Working_Group_Links> and/or provide assistance to the US Social Forum organizing team (help is needed, e.g., for research and synthesis of historic and organizational records, writing, outreach to diverse constituencies around the U.S.-email inosa.info@gmail.com<mailto:inosa.info@gmail.com> if you have questions about USSF working groups).

 

Jackie Smith

Professor, Department of Sociology

 

5.  Book Announcement—Patricia Richards.

The University of Pittsburgh Press proudly announces the publication of a new book by Patricia Richards: Race and the Chilean Miracle: Neoliberalism, Democracy, and Indigenous Rights.

Richards, associate professor of sociology and women’s studies at the University of Georgia, examines conflicts between Mapuche indigenous people and state and private actors over natural resources, territorial claims, and collective rights in the Araucanía region. Through ground-level fieldwork, extensive interviews with local Mapuche and Chileans, and analysis of contemporary race and governance theory, Richards exposes the ways that local, regional, and transnational realities are shaped by systemic racism in the context of neoliberal multiculturalism. Her compelling analysis offers new perspectives on indigenous rights, race, and neoliberal multiculturalism in Latin America and globally.

http://www.upress.pitt.edu/BookDetails.aspx?bookId=36359

 

6.  Book Announcement—Walter Nicholls.

I would like to announce my recently published book, The DREAMers. How the Undocumented Youth Movement Transformed the Immigrant Rights Debate (Stanford University Press, http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=22645).

Thanks very much,

Dr. Walter J. Nicholls

Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Amsterdam

 

7.   ISA Panel.

Media and Social Movements in the Age of Globalization (RG-48)

Session Organizers

Takeshi WADA, University of Tokyo, Japan, wada@waka.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Edwin AMENTA, University of California, USA, ea3@uci.edu

Patrick HELLER, Brown University, USA, Patrick_Heller@brown.edu

 

Session in English

 

The media has always been an important research topic in the literature of contentious politics and social movements. We have learned that favorable media coverage of social movements will likely embolden movement participants, make them less vulnerable to state repression, and thus facilitate diffusion of their ideas and repertoires. However, recent contentious events – such as the protest mobilization in the Arab Spring and a series of social forums around the world – signal the changing nature of the media and public sphere.

 

The rise of social media – Facebook, twitter, and so on – offers an unprecedented opportunity for those who live under authoritarian conditions both to have access to and disseminate the information without relying on traditional mainstream media, such as television, radio, and newspapers. What will be the theoretical implications of such a change? Does the emergence of new interactive media shift the balance of power in favor of movement actors? Has the traditional media become less relevant to social movements’ success today? Or, do the social media empower movement actors more in the authoritarian countries than those in the democratic ones in which the traditional media maintain credibility?

This session invites papers that examine empirically the relationship between social movements and the media, both traditional and new.

Deadline for abstract submissions, September 30.

https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/wc2014/cfp.cgi

8. Social Movement Studies Special Issue: New Global Repertoires (see attachment, with corrections).  Note: The deadline is for abstracts, not completed articles as was previously reported in error—John Krinsky.

 

9.  Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University.

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies (Social Scientific Approaches)

Northwestern University

Deadline: January 15, 2014

 

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in sexuality studies, to run from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study sexuality from a social science perspective (broadly construed). Each Fellow’s appointment will be in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and may also be in a department in Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work falls within one or more of the following fields: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, History, Linguistics, Performance Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, or Sociology. That is, the Fellow must have relevant expertise in both sexuality studies and another substantive field, and must be prepared to teach courses that reflect that expertise.

 

Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor and will teach two undergraduate courses each year (typically one seminar and one lecture course) over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. Fellows will also be expected to be active participants in SPAN’s community of faculty and graduate students and, as applicable, in their affiliated department by attending talks and events. Finally, they will assist in the organization of on-campus educational activities such as an annual SPAN workshop.

 

In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 15, 2014. Important additional information including salary, prerequisites, FAQs, and submission instructions appears on our website athttp://www.sexualities.northwestern.edu/fundingopportunities/postdocapplications.html. Administrative questions not addressed on the webpage should be directed to sexualities@northwestern.edu. Substantive questions not addressed on the webpage may be sent to the co-directors of SPAN, Héctor Carrillo (hector@northwestern.edu) and Steven Epstein (s-epstein@northwestern.edu). For more information about departments or programs at Northwestern, see http://offices.northwestern.edu/browse/A/academic.

 

AA/EOE: Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.

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